Originally Posted by imOGpb
the gel coat on my 68/4500 just split roughly 2 inches from the bottom of the valve down . is this still safe to use . also it dosent seem to hold pressure but i do dont hear any leaks
As long as fibers under the gel coat cracks are not damaged, it is 100% safe to use and the cracks will not affect the safety or performance of the air system.
If you want to check for leaks, put pressure in the bottle and then submerge the entire regulator underwater. Look for bubbles. If bubbles come out, you will know exactly where the leak is. If no bubbles form, you know there's no leak and it could have possibly just been a slow seal.
If you would like to have the bottle sent in to have the gel coat replaced, you can click this link, fill out the info, and our bottle manufacturer will remove the gel coat, replace it with a new formula, cure it, remount your reg, and also pay for the return shipping.